Board & Advisors

We can't do it alone

Our global staff brings a wealth of expertise to our mission. They are supported by our committed board of directors and advisory council who work to ensure that we reach more people living in extreme poverty worldwide.


Board of Directors

Bill Best

Managing Director, Institutional Sales & Investor Relations, VanEck

Joyce Chang

Chair of Global Research, JP Morgan Securities, LLC

Frank F. DeGiovanni

Retired Director, Financial Assets Unit, Ford Foundation

Kathleen A. Donovan

Vice President, Human Resources, North Shore-LIJ Ambulatory Services HR

Penny Foley

Group Managing Director, The TCW Group, Inc.

Elizabeth Forget

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Nicholas Gabriel

President, Greentree Foundation

Lisette Garcia

Board Member
New York City, United States

Toni Geyelin

President, Klein Family Foundation

Ammar James

Board Member
New York City, United States

Susan Leader

Managing Director (Retired), Trust Company of the West

Mark Littman

Director & CEO, Northern Lights / Bodega

Richard A. Newman

Managing Member, Lava Wealth Management

Reshmi Paul, Ph.D.

Partner, G.H. Smart & Company, LLC

Rangu Salgame

Chairman & CEO, Princeton Growth Ventures

Barbara A. Schatz

Clinical Professor Emerita of Law, Columbia Law School

Benjamin Segal

High School Math Teacher-in-Training, Adelphi University

Mason Smith

Lead Software Engineer, TGS Management Company

Sapna Srivastava

Chief Financial & Strategy Officer, Abide Therapeutics

Linda Strumpf

Investment Committee Chair, The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Dawn Wright

Vice President, Private Client Group. Trust Company of the West

Advisory Council

  • Robert Berg
    Senior Adviser
    World Federation of United Nations Associations
  • Christopher Dunford, PhD
    Former President
    Freedom from Hunger
  • Heather Grady
    Senior Fellow
    Global Philanthropy, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian
    President & CEO
    Women’s World Banking
  • Elizabeth Littlefield
    Senior Counselor,
    Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Jonathan Morduch
    Professor of Public Policy & Economics
    Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
  • Kavita N. Ramdas
    Professor of Public Policy & Economics
    Feminist, Human Rights Activist & Philanthropic Advisor
  • Kim Wilson
    The Fletcher School, Tufts University

We are helping far more people exit out of extreme poverty, and change their lives, sustainably, and we are bringing what we do to scale.

Penny Foley, Board Chair